As if Tollett didn't have enough to smile about, his name was then pulled out of the raffle hat, winning him two return Club Class tickets to New York, courtesy of ... you've guessed it, BA.
Needless to say, young Tollett was by now in quite an excitable mood.
But wasn't it Wittgenstein who once observed that "raffle winning and free Champagne come before a fall"?
Tollett would have done well to heed these words. As he strode proudly up to the podium to collect his final award, he misjudged his step and tumbled off the back of the stage.